Bargaining Bulletins

For faculty collective bargaining

Collective Agreements

For faculty members, librarians and archivists


Information about flex credits, health care, professional expense reimbursement

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


Reminder: Sabbatical Leave applications due in September

Sabbatival Leave applications are due no later than the second Monday in September. In an effort to help as you plan for your leave, UWOFA has developed a Sabbatical Leave FAQ. 

Note: There are new provisions for certain limited-term members who have a research component to their workload that UWOFA negotiated during the past round of faculty collective bargaining.

Read the Sabbatical Leave FAQ here



OCUFA Report - In a first, UOITFA wins consolidation of bargaining units

On August 7, the Ontario Labour Relations Board agreed to consolidate the three bargaining units represented by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) into a single unit, covered by one collective agreement.

UWOFA welcomes new Board of Directors members

On July 1, the UWOFA Board of Directors welcomed seven new members for the 2018-2019 academic year.

OCUFA planning Queen's Park Advocacy Day for November

In an effort to build stronger relationships with new and re-elected MPPs, OCUFA will be holding its annual Advocacy Day in the fall rather than the spring this year. On November 13, professors and academic librarians from across Ontario will converge on Queen's Park to share their priorities for the province's universities.

OCUFA Report - Statement on back-to-work legislation tabled by Ontario government

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) strongly condemns the tabling of back-to-work legislation by the new Ontario government aimed at the striking members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 (CUPE 3903). We firmly support the rights of all academic workers to fair negotiations and good-faith collective bargaining, and are concerned with any attempts by government to interfere with the bargaining process.